Jessica Brandl

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Jessica Brandl
Assistant Professor of Ceramics
(269) 387-2477
K1132 South Kohrman Hall, Mail Stop 5213
Mailing address: 
Gwen Frostic School of Art
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5213 USA
  • M.F.A., Ceramics, The Ohio State University
  • B.F.A., Ceramics and Art History, Kansas City Art Institute

Jessica Brandl is an Assistant Professor of Ceramics at Western Michigan University's Gwen Frostic School of Art. Jessica joined the Frostic School of Art in 2022.

Jessica Brandl, a native Midwesterner, works in ceramics, sculpture, and drawing. Set in landscapes with looming architecture, turbulent skies, and misplaced objects, Brandl’s work exposes historical and eccentric places engulfed in psychological scenarios - both sinister and sublime. Surprising spatial arrangements and disjunctive scale shifts support a voyeuristic sense of seeing things from the inside out. Her current work serve as pointed souvenirs of history and the path to American-ness.

Jessica Brandl received her MFA from The Ohio State University and BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. She is the recipient of awards including the Visiting McKnight Resident Artist, Windgate Scholar,  and the Rudy Autio inspiration Grant. She is arriving to Kalamazoo from Helena, Montana were she was a Taunt Fellow (2018-2019) and a Joan Lincoln Fellow (2019-2020) as long-term artist in residence at the Archie Bray Foundation.